Abbey House, Barrow-in-Furness

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Not to be confused with Furness Abbey Hotel.

Abbey House on Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England is a Neo-Elizabethan H-plan mansion designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1914 as a guest house for Vickers Ltd and a flat for the Managing Director, Sir James McKechnie. In its abstracted, military echo of the Tudor style, it prefigures the style of Lutyens' Castle Drogo. D In 1951, having been acquired by the County Council, Abbey House was made into an old people’s home, and consequently suffered considerable neglect. Abbey House has been a Grade II* Listed Building since 1949.[1] In 1984 it was sold by the Council and restored as an hotel. The Abbey House Hotel is a four-star venue set in 14 acres of gardens and saw a major extension during the early 2000s.


  • C. Aslet, The last country houses, 1982, pp. 34, 310
  • Country Life, 1921, vol. xlix, p. 398
  • G. Stamp, Edwin Lutyens' country houses, 2001, pp. 32, 150-155

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Coordinates: 54°08′19″N 3°12′01″W / 54.13861°N 3.20028°W / 54.13861; -3.20028